B4TD001: Fire and Blood (Chapters 1-3)

Welcome to a Monday edition of Before the Dragon! In this cast Matt is joined by the Siren of ASOIAF from the West Kelly (@KellyUnderfoot on Twitter) to discuss the first 3 chapters of George RR Martin’s Fire and Blood. All discussions are in the context of all of the books and all of the shows thus far, so you’ve been warned!

If you have feedback send it to mattsaudioblog.com or tweet to @b4thedragonpod! Find all back episodes (including Matt’s Symphony of Ice and Fire panel at Con of Thrones 2019), contact links and forms, and information at mattsaudioblog.com

Music in this podcast includes a youtube friendly royalty free theme titled “A New Order” by Aaron Kenny https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVAggfwI4hnkA2WO6-xC06Q

Voice overs supplied by sitepal.com


B4TD000: Rebranding And Announcements!

We’re back! (And with a NEW name – “Before the Dragon” podcast! Matt catches you up on what we’ll do from here now that Game of Thrones is over – and talks about Con of Thrones (this weekend)! With the starting of the Fire and Blood read Matt needs your help! Send any thoughts regarding Fire and Blood to mattsaudioblog@gmail.com or tweet them to @b4thedragonpod! Find all back episodes at mattsaudioblog.com

Royalty free you-tube approved bumper music is “ The New Order” by Aaron Kenny – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVAggfwI4hnkA2WO6-xC06Q


Dust000: An Introduction

Matt introduces himself and his intent to cover the HBO/BBC Series based on the Phillip Pullman book series “His Dark Materials.”

Tweet the podcast @thedustpodcast or email dustpodcast@gmail.com – find all back episodes at mattsaudioblog.com –

Youtube friendly podcast theme is “Aletheia – Unforgetting” by Devon Church.



We are moving on! Our Game of Thrones Watch has ended, but the podcast continues, now under the name “Before the Dragon” (b4thedragonpod). Beginning mid July of 2019 we dive further into ASOIAF by George RR Martin, begining with Fire and Blood (part 1 of the history of the Targaryens). As we move forward we hope to explore the Word of Ice and Fire and the upcoming spinoff/prequel series, currently titled “Bloodmoon”. Stay with us and stay tuned!!!

GOTMAB075: Game of Thrones -The Djawadi Finale

In this episode Matt explores the music of Ramin Djawadi in the series finale of Game of Thrones, and outlines what’s next for this podcast. All music in this episode composed and owned by Ramin Djawadi (https://www.ramindjawadi.com/) and much of that can be found on the Season 8 official soundtrack (https://www.amazon.com/Game-Thrones-Season-Music-HBO/dp/B07S2B1HFY/ ) – all show clips owned by HBO. No copyright infringement nor BMI/ASCAP rights violation intended.


GOTMAB074: S8E06 “The Iron Throne” 2nd Look

Matt is joined by Titan of ASOIAF from the North John (@J_McGonagle on twitter) and Siren of ASOIAF from the South Holly (@HuntPants on twitter) for a 2nd Look Thursday regarding the Series Finale S8E06 “The Iron Throne”.

Music on this podcast includes a theme for the podcast created by Matt, Dawn Weber, and Christian Oncken (http://dawnweber.com/home/dawn-weber-and-the-electro-funk-assembly/), as well as “Three Little Words” and “L.O.V.E” by John Pizzarelli (https://www.johnpizzarelli.com/).


GOTMAB073: Game of Thrones S8E06 “The Iron Throne” Initial Reaction

Matt is joined by ASOIAF Siren of the North Stephanie (@SMPersephone on twitter) and ASOIAF Siren of the West Kelly (@KellyUnderfoot) on twitter to give their initial reactions to the series finale of Game of Thrones, S8E06 “The Iron Throne”.